Trump in Palm Beach: Back at Mar-a-Lago after golf outing, tweets about FBI


UPDATE 5:35 P.M.: Upon returning to Mar-a-Lago after a day of golf, President Trump began tweeting about the FBI. He took shots at Andrew McCabe, saying the deputy director is “racing the clock to retire with full benefits.” Facing Republican attacks, McCabe plans to retire early next year, The Washington Post reported.

Trump also posted a false tweet about  McCabe’s wife:

Jill McCabe did not get $700,000 in donations from Hillary Clinton for a Virginia state Senate race in 2015, according to the Associated Press. The donations came from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's political action committee and the Virginia Democratic Party before McCabe was promoted to deputy director and a supervisory role in the Clinton email investigation. 

McCabe became acting FBI director in May after Trump fired James Comey.

Trump also tweeted about a Fox News report on James Baker, who is  stepping down as FBI general counsel.

PHOTOS: Trump in Palm Beach for Chistmas visit

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The president finished golfing early this afternoon and has returned to Mar-a-Lago. No other details about the president’s plan for the rest of the day have been announced.

The president headed out about 9 a.m. this morning for his first round of golf during his winter holiday at Mar-a-Lago. He made the quick trip to his course in West Palm Beach, where he met up with PGA tour champions Jim Herman, Daniel Berger, Justin Thomas and and Thomas’ father, according to a White House spokesperson.

There is no word on which family members have arrived or are en route. Tiffany Trump, the president’s daughter by his second wife, Marla Maples, celebrated an early Christmas with her mother in New York yesterday.

The president arrived Friday afternoon after signing the tax bill in Washington, DC. He drove directly to Mar-a-Lago, slowing to wave at a group of Jewish supporters who lined the motorcade route to thank him for commuting the 27-year sentence of Sholom Rubashkin on Wednesday. In 2009, Rubashkin, operator of the nation’s largest meat packing plant in Iowa, was convicted of 86 counts of financial fraud. 

Spending holidays at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s private club, is a family tradition. First Lady Melania Trump and the president’s youngest son Barron Trump arrived earlier in the week. Donald Trump Jr. was also in town, after speaking at a summit of conservative students.

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UPDATE 12:26 P.M.: It looks like President Trump is continuing his streak of golfing with champions. A post this morning on the Instagram account of Trump International Golf Club, the president’s golf club in West Palm Beach, welcomed PGA Tour champions Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger. Thomas had four PGA tour wins in 2017, including the PGA Championship. Trump has also golfed locally with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.

UPDATE 12:01 P.M.: Looks like there are a couple more Trumps in the house...er...mansion. Eric Trump, the president’s second son, just tweeted this photo of his 3-month-old son still strapped in his car seat at Mar-a-Lago.

UPDATE 11:17 a.m.: No word on whether Tiffany Trump will spend Christmas with the rest of the First Family at Mar-a-Lago but she did celebrate early with her mother, mother, Marla Maples, in New York yesterday. Tiffany, 24, is the president’s daughter by Maples, his second wife. 

Sweet and cozy pre-Christmas moments with my girl✨👯‍♀️✨

A post shared by Marla Maples (@itsmarlamaples) on

UPDATE 9 a.m.: President Trump left Mar-a-Lago around 9 a.m. to play a round of golf at Trump International golf Club in West Palm Beach.

So far, the president’s Twitter account has been silent. 


Original story: President Trump begins the first day of his holiday today. No word yet on his schedule but with a high temperature of 78 degrees and no rain expected, he may hit the links. 

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